my 4 chicks are 7 weeks old, they're getting very big!!! they know where their food and water is, plus they go to bed into the coop at night by themselves. when is it ok to let them free range? there are bunches of little holes under the fence that the chickens could get under, plus the neighboors cat thinks my yard is it's yard. if a chick managed to get into my neighboors yard, they're dog would be a big problem. the chicks run from me some times and don't like to be picked up that much. when should i let them free range?